US playwright Edward Albee dies
US playwright Edward Albee, the author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, has died aged 88.
Albee’s assistant said he died on Friday at his home on Long Island near New York. No cause of death was given.
A three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, he was arguably America’s greatest living playwright after the deaths of Arthur Miller and August Wilson in 2005,
Albee was awarded Pulitzers for A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women.
Often bleakly humorous, his plays explored the darker sides of marriage, religion, raising children, and American life.
His best-known work, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a portrait of a decaying marriage set over one evening, was denied the 1963 Pulitzer Prize after debuting on Broadway the previous year…
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